Our Dominican Republic adventure begins today! Thirteen students and I arrived in Puerto Plata today for a School of Nursing sponsored travel course. For the next eight days, we will work with Dove Missions focusing on the nutrition and health care needs of at-risk children in Puerto Plata. We left behind the severe cold sweeping the United States to arrive in the almost sweltering, tropical temperatures of Puerto Plata. We were welcomed by the Dove Missions staff and whisked away to a quaint, charming hotel that invites one to enjoy the pleasures of island life. Tomorrow, we venture out for our first day at Dove Missions all set to fall in love with the children of Puerta Plata as we assess their nutritional status and examine heath care needs and challenges.
Carol R., Professor